In this document, the Legislative Conference (LC) lays out its position on a merger with its rival, the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT). The LC came to the merger proposal most reluctantly as it had already been satisfied representing full time faculty and staff, a right which it had won in the initial collective bargaining elections of 1968. However, the UFCT had been pushing for a second bargaining election with the aim of forming a single unit of full and part time faculty and staff. Not sure it could win such an election, the LC proposed merger talks as an alternative. The negotiations allowed the LC to retain a veto over what would happen with the newly formed Professional Staff Congress (PSC), a preferable option to the uncertainties of a new election.
Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Creator | Legislative Conference Date Created | August 5, 1971 Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence) Cite This document | Legislative Conference, “Legislative Conference Position on Merger,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 25, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3202.